Illinois Senator Lyman Trumbull was a leading champion of anti-slavery, the Second Amendment, and the rights of working people.
I did not know that.
A curious parenthetical in a famous case, and its now-largely-forgotten subject.
So tweets Neil deGrasse Tyson -- a plausible hypothesis, but it turns out that there were 12 amendments originally suggested.
Here's a selection of great versions of Christmas carols. And the true story about how Christians, Jews, and atheists celebrated Christmas together, at Graland School in Denver in the 1960s and 1970s.
Although the new pro-Hillary song is terrible, her 2008 campaign song "The Yellow Rose of Texas" shows her strengths. More than just a love song, "The Yellow Rose" tells us about our multiracial past and present.
A quiz with 100 questions about the Watergate scandal
The Constitution was translated from English into German and Dutch at ratification.
Guest speakers at the University of Michigan in 1900 incited controversies--and a riot.